Problem: Ortho-dichlorobenzene, C6H4Cl2, is obtained when two of the adjacent hydrogen atoms in benzene are replaced with Cl atoms. A skeleton of the molecule is shown here.Complete a Lewis structure for the molecule using bonds and electron pairs as needed. Are there any resonance structures for the molecule? If so, sketch them. Are the resonance structures equivalent to one another as they are in benzene?

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Ortho-dichlorobenzene, C6H4Cl2, is obtained when two of the adjacent hydrogen atoms in benzene are replaced with Cl atoms. A skeleton of the molecule is shown here.
A hexagon ring with carbon as each vertex, connected by single bonds.  Four carbons are single bonded to H and two are single bonded to Cl.

Complete a Lewis structure for the molecule using bonds and electron pairs as needed. Are there any resonance structures for the molecule? If so, sketch them. Are the resonance structures equivalent to one another as they are in benzene?

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